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Student Visa

Student Visa

From 1st July 2017, a Student Visa is for international students who are studying these courses:
  • ELICOS (English)
  • School
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Higher Education
  • Master and Doctorate
Finance and English competency evidence may be required, depending on your country of passport and course provider.

Student Guardian Visa

A guardian visa allows temporary residence for a guardian of an international student younger than 18 years of age (in usual cases) studying in Australia on a student visa.
A guardian must be
  • A parent or person who has legal custody or a nominated relative of the student
  • Over 21 years of age
  • Able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student
  • Meet genuine temporary entrant, financial, health and character requirements.

Training and Research Visa

The Training and Research visa is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training, observe or participate in research as a visiting academic, or participate in a professional development program.
This visa has 3 streams:
  1. Occupational Trainee stream : for people who need structured workplace-based training to enhance their skills in their current occupation, area of tertiary study, or field of expertise.
  2. Professional Development stream : for professionals, managers or government officials invited to participate in a professional development training program in Australia. The program must have been arranged by an employer outside Australia and usually lasts up to 18 months.
  3. Research stream: for professional academics invited to visit Australia to observe or participate in an Australian research project at an Australian tertiary or research institution.